the title really pretty much says it all. my mom & sister came to town over the weekend [while b was in south bend, indiana for the notre dame / utah game, which you may have heard turned into a bloodbath...poor b] and we had so much fun. and by fun i mean mostly we sat around and looked at jack and oohed & ahhed at his every move.
case in point:
lest i get carried away in all the bliss of parenthood, let me point out three things that currently suck about having a baby:
1. my hair. it is awful. i've rethought the current hair color more than once the past few months, but that's not even the worst of it. i lose like nine million strands of hair a day and my hairline is receding and the hair that's left is limp and non-volumized. gross. i don't even like seeing pictures of myself these days. i'm already scheduled to see my CA hair lady over xmas break and i'm seriously counting down the days.
2. my life is sort of boring. i don't really realize this until people come to visit and i'm like "oh, no, we can't go to lunch till jack wakes up from his nap" or "jack is getting tired, we better go home" or "jack needs to eat so i'll just stay home and feed him while you get takeout." i'm sort of a homebody. thank goodness for the internet, DVR and a husband who likes to have date nights at home.
3. car seats are freaking heavy and only getting heavier, thanks to my little chubbo. i was leaving an activity at my church last week and missed a step on the way out, while carrying a plate of cookies, a diaper bag and j in his car seat. the cookies went in a bush, the car seat slammed into the ground and i landed hard on both knees. poor jack was briefly freaked out but totally unharmed. my knees on the other hand may never be the same. here's the gory closeup five days later:
don't worry, they've had it worse. in college i suffered a traumatic longboarding accident and my knees actually bled / oozed for days. luckily this time all the damage is internal...but they hurt. guess i should watch my step.
lots of other things are good about being a mommy, though. after my last post j decided to switch it up and sleep for 11 hours in a row. he's also quite adept at pulling my hair, babbling and smiling all the time. love that kid.